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Dealing With Separation Anxiety

Changes in your child’s life can cause some difficulties. Switching to a new daycare or starting the year in a new classroom sometimes creates stress when it comes to dropping off your children. While some transitions go smoothly, it’s not uncommon for kids to become anxious when it comes time to say goodbye. These moments … Continued

Time for Back to School

The days are getting shorter and there’s a chill in the air, which means the start of the school season! The transition from summer vacation to the school schedule can be overwhelming, but it’s helpful to prepare. Tips for Preparing Your Child for Back to School Shop for Back-to-School Supplies – Shopping for back-to-school supplies … Continued

Take a Summer Visit to the Zoo

Summer break is finally here, providing the time, weather, and opportunity to have some fun. It’s also the perfect chance to bond as a family, search out new experiences, and take advantage of unique learning avenues. We are fortunate to have a really terrific zoo right in our own backyard. The Buffalo Zoo first opened … Continued

Swimming Pool Safety Tips

A backyard swimming pool not only offers a wonderful source of fun and exercise but provides a gathering place for friends and family time. Swimming can also be a great learning opportunity with games that incorporate counting, searching, organizing, and strategy. However, swimming pools can be dangerous. Keep Your Children Safe in the Pool This … Continued

The Importance of Limiting Screen Time

It can be tempting to use a screen for entertainment and a little break for both you and your child. According to the American Heart Association, children are spending too much of their time in front of screens. How much screen time is okay for children? While kids from age eight to eighteen are averaging … Continued

Solve Winter Boredom with Storytime

The winters in Western New York tend to be long, cold, and snowy. There are a lot of days when spending any length of time outdoors is difficult or even impossible, which means kids tend to get bored in the house and can become a bit stir-crazy after a while. Reading With Your Children One … Continued

The Importance of Family Time

The hectic schedule of modern life makes it easy to overlook the importance of spending time with our children. From birth to adulthood, children thrive on attention from their parents. Our time is one of the most beneficial things we can offer them. The positive effect of personal interaction is huge, impacting social and emotional … Continued

Why is Sticking to a Routine Important?

Our days tend to follow a consistent pattern. We usually get up around the same time every morning, order the same style of coffee at the same shop, and wash the dishes after dinner. The routines we create for our children play a significant role in their development. Regular activities that are completed at the … Continued

Teaching Our Children Compassion

During these trying times, compassion is all the more important. We read every day about acts of violence and aggression and the challenges of putting an end to bullying in our schools. Policies and procedures are a step in the right direction, but small, personal acts of kindness can create a huge, positive impact. Tips … Continued

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